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euglena Project


Open a Euglena café on Ishigaki Island.

Launch of "Euglena



The job requested on the day I joined the intern was
A project to set up a cafe on Ishigaki Island

One day in November 2011
"Nagase-kun, do you want to intern before joining the company?"
Euglena Co., Ltd., was approached by Fukumoto, the director CMO (at that time), to talk about an internship.

Then, on the first day of the internship that started, when I opened the email after the orientation, Fukumoto immediately sent me a job request.
"We are planning to launch a new Euglena cafe on Ishigaki Island, which is the production base of Euglena. As one of the project members, could you do market research and furniture selection for the local cafe?"
"I've acknowledged…!"
I replied with a little nervousness.

Director CMO Fukumoto has set up a cafe on Ishigaki Island where you can enjoy euglena dishes as a new antenna shop where you can express your gratitude to the people of Ishigaki Island and at the same time send out information about euglena products and Euglena. I was planning to raise it. And when it was time to start this project in earnest, Nagase joined us.

State of Nagase during work

While studying at graduate school, Nagase frequently visited Okinawa Prefecture such as Ishigaki Island for the activities of student groups engaged in coral reef conservation activities, so I think that I can work on Ishigaki Island where there are people who have taken care of me. I jumped.

An antenna shop and cafe on Ishigaki Island
Launch "Euglena Garden"

Nagase made preparations by doing equipment-related research and sometimes going to see tableware and furniture with Fukumoto.
At the beginning of 2013, the work speed will be increased at a stretch, and while Fukumoto and his colleagues will make prototypes of the dishes offered at the cafe, Nagase will arrange furniture, tableware, cash registers, wireless wifi, and euglena while being an intern. In order to offer a menu using the sake "Midori Sake" at the store, he struggled to obtain a liquor sales license.
In particular, the acquisition of a liquor sales license had to be investigated from scratch, and while being puzzled by the first practice, he gathered more and more information with his own ability to act.

Then, a few weeks before the cafe opened, Nagase flew to Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture with Fukumoto to prepare for the site.
When I actually visited the cafe, there was almost nothing inside the store.
"I can't make it in time unless I move on my own initiative ...!"

I turned my impatience into passion and imagined that the people who visited the cafe would smile, and worked with the construction companies to create the tables and chairs to be installed in the cafe one by one.

Euglena Garden" a few weeks before the opening

And March 27, 2013.
Finally, "Euglena Garden" * 1 has opened.
* 1: For the full name is "ISHIGAKI EUGLENA GARDEN (Ishigaki Euglena Garden)"

Inside the Euglena
Thanks to the furniture made with particular attention, it is finished in a relaxing space

Euglena Mall" in the center of Ishigaki Island, with the cooperation of the shopping street promotion association, tourist information on Ishigaki Island and the surrounding area, and Euglena Co., Ltd. produce it on Ishigaki Island. It started operations as an "antenna shop" that disseminates information on products that Euglena

In addition, Euglena menu issue in the Garden, all Ishigaki production Euglena as creative cuisine using and ingredients of Ishigaki Island, was devised to enjoy even to our tourists as well as local people.

Image of the menu provided * 2 And the signboard of Euglena
* 2: Photo taken at the time of 2013. The release of the terrace is now over

Euglena Co., Ltd. with the desire to give back to the people of Okinawa and Ishigaki Island who were raised during his school days.
Looking back on those days, Nagase expressed his love and gratitude for Ishigaki Island and Ishigaki Island, saying, "I hope the activities of Euglena It was just transmitted.

[Overview of Euglena
Access: 270-2 Okawa, Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture
Business hours: Lunch time 11: 00-17: 00, Dinner time 17: 00-22: 00 (21:30 LO) No regular holidays

Posted in August 2018

Euglena Data

-" Euglena Garden" menu (partial)-

As of August 2018


Sales Department Distribution Sales Section
team leader
Yuki Nagase

Joined a new graduate in April 2013.
Euglena Co., Ltd. and focused on launching Euglena Since joining the company, he has been in charge of sales to major retailers (supermarkets, etc.) and major food wholesalers in the distribution and sales section, making the most of his innate brightness and ability to act.

"I visited Euglena because of the coral reef conservation activities that I was working on when I was a student, and thought," I might be able to give back to the people of Ishigaki Island who took care of me here. " It is the opportunity of. We will continue to engage in sales activities to spread the appeal of Ishigaki Island and Euglena throughout Japan! "

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